Friday, May 27, 2011

Summer Mantel

For me, summer decorating has a lot to do with patriotism and Americana. There is something about decking the house in red, white, and blue and stars and stripes that just feels warm, fun, and nostalgic to me. I've just started the process in preparation for Memorial Day. Hopefully I'll get the rest of it out soon. Today I thought I would focus on my piano "mantel" in honor of the summer mantel linky party going on right now. So, without further ado, here it is:

I've kept a lot of the elements from previous mantelscapes, changing out a few items here and there to freshen the look and keep it in season. For spring I changed out the red berry garland for this one in creamy white. I added a dried hydrangea blossom because even though it's dried, I think it adds a light and summery feel to the area.

And lastly, some patriotic Americana- a painted flag with the Pledge of Allegiance printed on it. I love this simple piece.

So that's it. Nothing fancy, but I think it fits the bill!

Here a couple other spots:

The top of my hutch:

The front door:

This is a work in progress. Hopefully I'll add to it soon!
Linking to:
The Lettered Cottage


Kathy said...

Love the flag - this is the essence of summer - everything goes together quite nicely,

Debra said...

I looks really nice - I love the flag.

ryobious said...

I love your mantel. It is such a beautiful patriotic tribute! I just wanted to say hi, I'm your newest follower. I hope you'll check out my site sometime too. I saw you on Debbie Doo's newby party.

Christina {The Tattered Tag} said...

Hi Molly~

I so love your blog & mantel makeover...lots of inspiration!! I have lots of Americana decor in our home too, it is such a timeless theme. Happy to be a new follower of your blog & I invite you to link to my K.I.S.S. Blog Bash. :)


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⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

That looks great. I wish my mantel was more versatile sometimes to do neat things like this. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

I love your flag and your mantel.

Your new follower

Linda said...

Love your flag and your mantel . Everything looks great. New follower,hope you will follow back.

Moquelish said...

Love the look of your mantle! I am currently transforming mine so I love finding cute ideas. Thanks for posting it.